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Re: Just be careful not to overthink the trash-handling abilities.

January 05, 2019 08:18AM avatar
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jmaryt
as i have stated,i usually hit curb strips,and totters with it.i was wondering since you say the '44 is excellent in the junk,how would you compare the mojave to the 44 in similar trashy environments?
The Fisher F44 is an excellent detector for general purpose detecting, and very similar in performance to the Teknetics Omega 8000. That model and I had very successful experiences for over five years. The vast majority of the locations the Omega 8000 worked well at were urban Coin & Jewelry producing areas where the bulk of the 'junk' I encountered was the discarded foil wrappers, ring-pull and rectangular pry tabs. Naturally there would be the problem bottle caps associated with picnic and lounging areas.

Then omes the topic of hunting in a 'junk' filled site. I hunt a lot of those and it really depends on the amount of and type of targets we consider to be 'junk.' In the urban Coin & Jewelry Hunting places most of the 'junk' we come across is fairly well spaced so as not to be a terrible challenge to deal with. Then there are the areas with a very dense debris environment, especially more of the Relic Hunting locations where nails are a serious problem as they are often in a very dense or close association. There can be other discarded just to deal with and a lot of that has a ferrous make-up and in a dense environment, plus the amount of rusty tin to be dealt with.

When I work a site that I know to be very iron contaminated, I use a different detector. Usually a Nokta Relic w/5" DD or a Nokta CoRe with the slightly 'OOR' DD, or a single-tone White's Classic ID w/5½" Concentric of Tesoro Bandido II µMAX w/6" Concentric. All of these detectors in that order, will provide me with the better in-the-field performance when working an Iron Nail contaminated site or places with a lot of ferrous and non-ferrous junk in a close association. Of the FTP products, the next I would grab in any of these more challenging conditions would be the F44 / Omega 8000 with a 5" DD coil. Worked slowly and methodically it will do much better than a standard-use 7" Concentric coil. Not as good as the other models in the order I mentioned, but the 5" DD will handle dense contaminations better than the 7" Concentric or other coil options on the Fisher or Tek. models.

Most parking strips and similar easements are not heavily littered with 'junk' although sometimes they can be. I don't work those nearly as often as I used to because I'll find other places to hunt. I will select some strips when they are tilled or dug up, of bare dirt, but the grassy curb strips I do look for will be those adjacent to vacant lots or by schools and other places that lack an occupied dwelling.

I am headed out this afternoon, if it warms up enough, and my 'Travel Team' will be handling all the detecting. Those are my F44 w/7" Concentric, Omega 8000 w/5" DD and Bandido II µMAX w/6" Concentric ... and used in that order with the F44 seeing most of the work load.

Monte

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Just be careful not to overthink the trash-handling abilities.

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j.t., here's a long answer to your 'trash' handling question.

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